June 2011

Navigation Mesh path finding in MMORPG Bots (updated)

One of the biggest challenges in writing a Bot (autonomous character) for an MMORPG is the navigation.  You have a few choices, ordered by complexity; Steering: Quite simply, given a destination you steer the character towards that point.  If it gets stuck you try jumping, reversing, strafing left/right.  This is obviously the most primitive form of …

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World IPv6 Day

World IPv6 Day is fast approaching (June 8th 2011), excerpt from their website; On 8 June, 2011, Google, Facebook, Yahoo!, Akamai and Limelight Networks will be amongst some of the major organisations that will offer their content over IPv6 for a 24-hour “test flight”. The goal of the Test Flight Day is to motivate organizations …

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Earthquake Data (fixed)

I just noticed that the Earthquake Data I’ve been collating had some minor errors (no lat/long), a quickity quick fix to some of the regular expressions and its back to normal.  A total of ~31,020 earthquake events, updated daily from data provided by the fine people involved in the GEOFON Extended Virtual Network project.

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